Hi Everyone - I am just amazed by all of the information and inspiration on this site. I guess its time for me to start my own journal.
I am about two weeks from filling this bad boy up! This is my first attempt at a planted tank and my real first educated attempt at a fish tank in general.
As of right now, I am waiting for my HC to fully cover and flatten out from it's DSM. Its been 8 weeks.
The tank is a Standard 40B
Stand is from Petco
Milwaukee Pressurized CO2 - Rex Grigg built Reactor - 5# Cylinder
Catalina 3X39W T5H0 with Moonlight
Nove Extreme 2X39W T5HO
*I am only going to use 3X39 overall.
Gemini-PC 4 DIY Auto Dose
Undecided EI or PPS
18 L ADA AS 1 - 3 L Fine ADA AS 1 and 40LBs of Eco underneath
Soft NYC Water
EI or Eventual PPS
I have more Seiryu Stone to add - mostly smaller pieces to the fore and mid ground area to create depth. I purchased some great stones from Boink.
First here are some pics from my dry start.
And here is where I am now
My goal is two learn and enjoy.
Currently I am looking for some help in choosing 1-3 more plants for the scape. Generally I am looking for some plant selections that will soften the right side, that will create depth and accent the stone work.
Any thoughts, comments and criticism is greatly appreciated!! I really would love to learn.
Thank you for looking!